Hello, I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL, CFL. and XFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview of free agent running back Trevor Allen, and make sure you follow his journey on Twitter and Instagram.
1. What should we know about Trevor Allen the person?
People should know that I am a competitor, it’s all I really know. Weather it’s sports, a game of uno or whatever it may be, I get a little salty when I don’t.
2. What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?
I’m a guy that always likes to have fun because I believe that’s when most people play their best. But the energy I bring is honestly dependent on what I feel my teammates need to get them going. So I don’t think I can lock myself in on one energy if that makes sense.
3. What sets you apart from other running backs?
Similar to the last answer for me. Nowadays most running backs can run, block and catch like myself but what sets me apart is my ability to bring out the best in others around me and get everyone on the same page.
4. What are your favorite moments from your football life?
My all time favorite football memory was my first TD on varsity my sophomore year against one of our rivals. First game of the season and I was told I was starting at running back like a day before the game. Butterflies in my stomach like no other but after that first TD (around like 60 yards) on the first drive is when I officially fell in love with the game. I’ll never forget it.
5. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
Tom Brady. He’s not my favorite player but the guy obviously knows how to win. I’d just like to pick his brain and figure out how he studies the game and different tips he has.
6. What do you hope to achieve as a football player going forward?
Obviously the number one goal is to win a Super Bowl. But I also want to put myself in a position to host my own camps and give back to the people that helped me reach my goals. And hopefully help many others reach theirs.
7. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
Both my dad and my brother playing and also having a love for the game. Was just always around it as a kid.
8. What is your favorite workout?
My favorite thing to do is 1 on 1s. I love competing against the best and making each other better. Plus it’s fun to trash talk a little bit.
9. What is a moment that improved you as a football player?
I think a big moment for me was when I actually started to pay attention and ask the defense what things they didn’t like about what the offense does. Whether that be formations, motions, or routes. Figured out what it was the defense struggled with and did those things.
10. What would a team get in a player like you?
A team would get one heck of an athlete, competitor and team player out of me. A guy that would do anything to get the job done.
11. What are you still learning as a football player?
That the things I think I’m good at are still things that I need to rep everyday because there is definitely still room for improvement in every aspect of my game. I’m not the best at anything therefore I still need to improve everywhere everyday.
12. What has been your biggest challenge in life?
Continuing to stay motivated and workout as hard as I do never knowing if I’ll get my chance in the league, but also knowing that some family and friends have given up on me. That’s easily the hardest thing that I’ve done. I’m still pushing day in and day out.